David Coutts of Highland Smart Homes recently completed a project in the North West Highlands of Scotland for a New York based client who had chosen this area for a family holiday home.
The client’s remit was to have music within his ‘starlight room’, an extension manufactured almost entirely from Glass that allowed the client to experience the wonder that the North West Highlands has to offer without the unpredictable weather and the risk of being eaten alive by indigenous insects. The client wanted the room to be as minimalist and streamlined as possible whilst still having high quality audio providing a background track for those wonderful summer evenings.
The starlight room is effectively a glass box that presents two major challenges, the first limiting the type of loudspeaker that could be deployed and secondly, unpredictable sound quality with highly reflective surfaces. As it was not possible to have a free standing or wall mounted solution, David needed to think creatively and his solution was to build a small plasterboard wall that would not only support a radiator but provide a baffle for a pair of Stealth Acoustics LRX-83 in wall loudspeakers to be invisibly installed into. This baffle not only maintained the bass response that Stealth Acoustics are renown for but also reduced reflection, resulting in a pleasant and relaxing listening experience whilst the client watched the sun set or looked out for those shooting stars. The clean and streamlined aesthetic was also maintained as the LRX-83 3 way loudspeakers were completely invisible.
This installation is a perfect example of how Stealth Acoustics Invisible Loudspeakers address architectural and aesthetic challenges without compromising on ultimate sound quality. With applications from distributed audio to home cinema, Stealth Acoustics offers the very best in invisible sound for the most uncompromising of environments, even outdoors.